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How to control afib?

How to control  afib?

A fib: first line of treatment is medications. most commonly used are beta blockers or calcium blockers. ...Read more

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Dr. John Garner
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Atrial Fibrillation (Definition)

Atrial fibrillation is an irregular and often rapid heart rate that commonly causes poor blood flow to the body. During atrial fibrillation, the heart's two upper chambers (the atria) beat chaotically and irregularly — out of coordination with the two lower chambers (the ventricles) of the heart. Atrial fibrillation symptoms include heart palpitations, shortness ...Read more


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Is afib the same as a pac?

Is afib the same as a pac?

No: Atrial fib is a persistant rapid beats in the atria. Atrial beat is about 300 beats per min. Pac is a single isolated beat that originates in the atrium. ...Read more

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How do you treat cabal afib?

How do you treat cabal afib?

Medications and such: It depends on if it is chronic or just intermittent. If it is rare, they may just watch it. If it is fast or long lasting, then there are medications that help regulate the heart. It is also good to avoid tobacco, caffeine, and stimulants. ...Read more

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How fo you best control afib?

How fo you best control afib?

Afib: Typically with drugs called beta blockers. As we age they can sometimes be too strong and slow the heart down too much necessitating a. Pacemaker. ...Read more

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What is the true cause of afib?

Numerous: There are a number of things that can lead to the electrical short in the upper chambers of your heart that leads to a. Fib. Too many to list here, but this is a nice link summing it up: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/atrial-fibrillation/ds00291/dsection=causes. ...Read more

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How long can one be in uncontrolled afib?

Afib: It probably is possible to be in uncontrolled afib perhaps for years. The modern treatments we hope improve quality and quantity of life. ...Read more

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47 on propaphenpne tid afib.What is better?

47 on propaphenpne tid afib.What is better?

Relativity: There are no perfect treatments for af. The most effective, amiodarone, unfortunately has the most serious long term toxicity. The problem with all other meds (except simple beta blockers and calcium blockers) is that they can cause other, more life threatening arrhythmias. The most important risk factor is the presence of cad. Other than that, trial and error is the best bet (with exceptions). ...Read more

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What is the most effective way to cure afib?

It depends: With the evidence we have currently, catheter ablation is probably the most effective cure for atrial fibrillation (afib). However, that doesn't mean it's appropriate for everyone. Discuss with you electrophysiologist. ...Read more

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Is it important to get put of afib within 48 hours ?

Maybe: It is important to start blood thinners when someone has been in AF for more than 48 hours to reduce the rate of strokes. This can be anti coagulation therapy or in the very lowest risk patients, aspirin. A physician experienced in the treatment of AF needs to determine your risk of stroke in AF to determine appropriate care. It is not crucial to get out of AF if pulse and BP are controlled. ...Read more

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Is it ok to go into a hut tub if I have chronic afib?

Probably OK.: All afib is not created equal. If your rate is well controlled with exercise and you have no history of heart failure or limiting coronary artery disease it seems reasonable to try but you should check with your doc first. ...Read more